Written by The Editors
Cold, wet hands? Not in these gloves. Here are the four best women's handwear options from our annual gear roundup. For more, check out the 2013 Apparel Guide in the December issue on newsstands November 27.
BLACK DIAMOND LEGEND
The Legend combines a sleek motocross look, with an under-the-cuff design to give riders a warm, protective glove. A waterproof/breathable Gore-Tex insert keeps wetness out and breathes sweat, a clutch feature in damp climates.
OUTDOOR RESEARCH POINT ‘N’ CHUTE MITT
The mitten is not irrelevant. This, according to Outdoor Research, creators of the Point ‘n’ Chute, a warm and protective mitten for women. Primaloft One plus Gore-Tex equal warmth, breathability and waterproofing. The under the cuff design keeps this mitten sitting securely on your wrist, and the palm is leather reinforced.
Supple—perhaps the easiest way to describe this pair of women’s-specific gloves. Constructed mostly from soft Pittards leather, the Annita feels broken-in straight off the rack. Scott utilizes a proprietary “Hipora” waterproof/breathable insert to keep your hands dry, and the stretchy, neoprene cuff is comfortable around the wrist.
COLUMBIA MOUNTAIN MONSTER
Columbia loves their shiny Omni-Heat liner and for good reason. This silver-dot technology is advertised to insulate by reflecting natural heat back into your hand, while simultaneously dissipating excess moisture. A pigskin palm keeps these gloves grippy, while the goatskin fingers offer great dexterity.